A further seven contactless payment machines have been installed in some Erewash town centre car parks to make life easier for drivers.

The new machines were installed by Erewash Borough Council this week - with upgrades in Ilkeston to the two payment machines at Club Row and one at Lower Bath Street. In Long Eaton, the two machines at Beaconsfield Street are now contactless and upgrades have also been made to the Long Eaton Town Hall machine and at Waverley Street car park.

The move is part of an on-going programme to provide the contactless option in the council’s car parks.

Councillor Michael Powell, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:

“This is good news for drivers using our town centre car parks. The new machines will make life easier and also provide a covid-secure contactless payment option. However, there is still the option to pay by cash for those that prefer to pay that way.”

Contactless payment has been available since 2019 at Ilkeston town centre’s Albion Centre, Pimlico, Queen Street and South Street car parks. It is also provided at Long Eaton Train Station.